Named for all the beautiful palm trees that line Fort Myers most famous and oldest road McGregor Blvd, the location of Fort Myers most Famous winter residents Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. Take a tour through the Edison and Ford Winter estates and make plans to visit the estates during the holiday season as both estates are decked out in full holiday decorations and plenty of sparkling lights line the entire estates.
That's not all Fort Myers has to offer, there are special events held year round in the downtown river district. Such as Fort Myers Bike night, where motorcycle enthusiasts gather with family and friends for a fun night of dining, cocktails and live bands. Fort Myers river district also offers the Art Walk which is held the first Friday of every month. Stroll along the cobblestone lined streets of Fort Myers and view or purchase various art work done by local artists.
Fort Myers Lakes regional park has a lot to offer. It is 279 acres of trees, flowers, bike and jog paths. There is also a 158 acres lake, where you can rent boats and fish. The park also offers miniature train rides and a sprinkler water park for the kids. Summer camp is also available at Lakes regional park. Fort Myers has over a dozen golf courses to choose from. Such as Eastwood golf course, or Eagle ridge golf club just to name a few
Fort Myers is a mecca of things to do, including the Imaginarium, science center where your children can explore play and learn. Don't forget to check out the Southwest museum of history while in Fort Myers. Or you can catch a baseball game at the various stadiums located in Fort Myers such as Jet Blue Park, the winter home of the Boston Red Sox.
Fort Myers is home of some of the best restaurants. Enjoy sushi at Blu Sushi they have two locations in Fort Myers. Or check out The melting pot a popular place for cheese lovers it's a fondue restaurant. Do you have a vegan in the family? Then check out Chef brooks natural café. Fort Myers also has gluten free options such as Pizza fusion. Prefer elegant dining, your in luck The Veranda offers elegant dining for lunch or dinner.
There is plenty of shopping options in Fort Myers, there is the Edison Mall located on Route 41 or if you’re a wheeler and dealer check out Flea masters Flee market in Fort Myers, which is open year round Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
Fort Myers has numerous elementary, middle and high schools. Fort Myers Senior high school offers Dual enrollment at FSW Florida southwestern state college. Dunbar high school offers the Technology Academy which gives student over 24 options in IT. Your child can graduate high school with a IT certification. Dunbar also has the PLTW academy, which is the nation's leading provider of science technology, engineering and math programs. PLTW offers, Engineering and Biomedical science programs at Dunbar high school in Fort Myers.
So, weather your relocating or becoming a snowbird Fort Myers the City of Palms has options for the entire family.